Dead man

Author: Jonathan Rosenbaum

Publisher: British Film Inst


Category: History

Page: 96

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When it was released in 1995, 'Dead man' puzzled many audiences and critics. Jim Jarmusch's reputation was for directing slick, hip contemporary films. And 'Dead man' was a black-and-white Western. As time has passed, though, the number of its admirers has grown considerably. Indeed 'Dead man', with its dark and unconventional treatment of violence, racism and capitalism, may be Jarmusch's finest work to date. This is Jonathan Rosenbaum's view. For him, 'Dead man' is both a quantum leap and a logical next step in Jarmusch's career, and it's a film that speaks powerfully to present-day concerns. Starring Johnny Depp as the uprooted accountant William Blake and Gary Farmer as his enigmatic Native American companion, Nobody, and with startling cameos from Robert Mitchum, John Hurt and Iggy Pop, 'Dead man' is by turns shocking, comic, and deeply moving.

Dead Man Walking

An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States

Author: Helen Prejean

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307787699

Category: Law

Page: 304

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In 1982, Sister Helen Prejean became the spiritual advisor to Patrick Sonnier, the convicted killer of two teenagers who was sentenced to die in the electric chair of Louisiana’s Angola State Prison. In the months before Sonnier’s death, the Roman Catholic nun came to know a man who was as terrified as he had once been terrifying. She also came to know the families of the victims and the men whose job it was to execute—men who often harbored doubts about the rightness of what they were doing. Out of that dreadful intimacy comes a profoundly moving spiritual journey through our system of capital punishment. Here Sister Helen confronts both the plight of the condemned and the rage of the bereaved, the fears of a society shattered by violence and the Christian imperative of love. On its original publication in 1993, Dead Man Walking emerged as an unprecedented look at the human consequences of the death penalty. Now, some two decades later, this story—which has inspired a film, a stage play, an opera and a musical album—is more gut-wrenching than ever, stirring deep and life-changing reflection in all who encounter it. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Dead Man Working

Author: Carl Cederström,Peter Fleming

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1780991568

Category: Philosophy

Page: 76

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Capitalism has become strange. Ironically, while the 'age of work' seems to have come to an end, working has assumed a total presence – a 'worker's society' in the worst sense of the term – where everyone finds themselves obsessed with it. So what does the worker tell us today? "I feel drained, empty… dead." This book tells the story of the dead man working. It follows this figure through the daily tedium of the office, to the humiliating mandatory team building exercise, to awkward encounters with the funky boss who pretends to hate capitalism and tells you to be authentic. In this society, the experience of work is not of dying...but neither of living. It is one of a living death. And yet, the dead man working is nevertheless compelled to wear the exterior signs of life, to throw a pretty smile, feign enthusiasm and make a half-baked joke. When the corporation has colonized life itself, even our dreams, the question of escape becomes ever more pressing, ever more desperate…

Never Trust a Dead Man

Author: Vivian Vande Velde

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547351666

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 208

View: 1486


When Selwyn is accused of murdering his rival, Farold, he is sealed in the village burial cave with Farold’s moldering corpse to await starvation—or worse. Worse comes along quickly in the form of a witch who raises Farold from the dead. Selwyn thought he disliked Farold when he was alive, but that was nothing compared to working by the dead man’s side as they search for the real killer.

That Deadman Dance

A Novel

Author: Kim Scott

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1608197417

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 576


Set in Western Australia in the first decades of the nineteenth century, That Deadman Dance is a vast, gorgeous novel about the first contact between the Aboriginal Noongar people and the new European settlers. Bobby Wabalanginy is a young Noongar man, smart, resourceful, and eager to please. He befriends the European arrivals, joining them as they hunt whales, till the land, and establish their new colony. He is welcomed into a prosperous white family, and eventually finds himself falling in love with the daughter, Christine. But slowly-by design and by hazard-things begin to change. Not everyone is happy with how the colony is progressing. Livestock mysteriously start to disappear, crops are destroyed, there are "accidents" and injuries on both sides. As the Europeans impose ever-stricter rules and regulations in order to keep the peace, Bobby's Elders decide they must respond in kind, and Bobby is forced to take sides, inexorably drawn into a series of events that will forever change the future of his country. That Deadman Dance is inevitably tragic, as most stories of European and native contact are. But through Bobby's life, Kim Scott exuberantly explores a moment in time when things could have been different, when black and white lived together in amazement rather than fear of the other, and when the world seemed suddenly twice as large and twice as promising. At once celebratory and heartbreaking, this novel is a unique and important contribution to the literature of native experience.

Dead Man's Walk

A Novel

Author: Larry McMurtry

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451606559

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 5708


Dead Man's Walk is the first, extraordinary book in the epic Lonesome Dove tetralogy, in which Larry McMurtry breathed new life into the vanished American West and created two of the most memorable heroes in contemporary fiction: Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call. As young Texas Rangers, Gus and Call have much to learn about survival in a land fraught with perils: not only the blazing heat and raging tornadoes, roiling rivers and merciless Indians but also the deadly whims of soldiers. On their first expeditions--led by incompetent officers and accompanied by the robust, dauntless whore known as the Great Western--they will face death at the hands of the cunning Comanche war chief Buffalo Hump and the silent Apache Gomez. They will be astonished by the Mexican army. And Gus will meet the love of his life.

The Dead Man in Indian Creek

Author: Mary Downing Hahn

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547422251

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 9088


At the same time that Matt and Parker find the body of the dead man in the creek, they recognize George Evans, the owner of the antique shop where Parker's mother works.

How to Paint a Dead Man

A Novel

Author: Sarah Hall

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061873553

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 403


From Sarah Hall, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Daughters of the North and The Electric Michelangelo comes the Harper Perennial paperback original novel How to Paint a Dead Man, a daringly imaginative tale in which multiple lives are woven together through the prism of a still life painting. Moving from Italy to England, spanning nearly half a century, and bringing together the lives of four disparate characters, How to Paint a Dead Man is Hall’s fierce and brilliant study of art and its place in our lives.

Dead Man Upright

Author: Derek Raymond

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 1612190634

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 7068


Never before available in the U.S., the final episode in the Factory Series is another unrelenting investigation with the nameless detective into the black soul of Thatcher’s England. The fifth and final book in the author’s acclaimed Factory Series was published just after Derek Raymond’s death, and so didn’t get the kind of adulatory attention the previous four titles in the series got. The book has been unavailable for so long that many of Derek Raymond’s rabid fans aren’t even aware there is a fifth book. But Dead Man Upright may be the most psychologically probing book in the series. Unlike the others, it’s not so much an investigation into the identity of a killer, but a chase to catch him before he kills again. Meanwhile, the series’ hero—the nameless Sargent from the “Unexplained Deaths” department—is facing more obstacles in the department, due to severe budget cutbacks, than he’s ever faced before. However, this time, the Sargent knows the identity of the next victim of the serial killer in question. But even the Sargent’s brutally blunt way of speaking can’t convince the besotted victim, and he’s got to convince a colleague to go against orders and join him in the attempt to catch the killer... before it’s too late. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Dead Man Running

Author: Steve Hamilton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 039957445X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 9466


Alex McKnight--hero of Steve Hamilton's bestselling, award-winning, and beloved private eye series--is back in a high-stakes, nail-biting thriller, facing the most dangerous enemy he's ever encountered. On the Mediterranean Sea, a vacationer logs on to the security-camera feed from his home in Scottsdale, Arizona. Something about his living room seems not quite right--the room is bright, when he's certain he'd left the curtains closed. Rewinding through the feed, he sees an intruder. When he shifts to the bedroom camera, he sees the dead body. Martin T. Livermore is the key suspect in the abduction and murder of at least five women, but he's never been this sloppy before. When the FBI finally catches him in Scottsdale, he declares he'll only talk to one person: a retired police officer from Detroit, now a private investigator living in the tiny town of Paradise, Michigan. A man named Alex McKnight. Livermore means nothing to McKnight, but it soon becomes clear McKnight means something to Livermore...and that Livermore's capture was only the beginning of an elaborate, twisted plot with McKnight at the center. In a hunt that will take him across the country and to the edge of his limits, McKnight fights to stop a vicious killer before he can exact his ultimate revenge. And his grand finale will cut closer to home than he ever could have imagined.


Author: Bill Davis

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595403158

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

View: 8507


When Stan Mitchell rode into Mitchell Valley to kill the crazy gunman who had crippled his right hand and killed two of his friends, little did he know he was only scratching the surface of a massive take over of the upper Mitchell Valley. He had planned to meet the gunman, kill him and immediately return to his marshall's job in Texas. Instead, he is fighting for his life after his half-brother puts a price on his head. His vengeance turns to a desire to save Dogtown and aids inhabitants from disaster-something that will destroy the town. A mysterious boss is trying to take control of the northern end of Mitchell Valley and has enlisted the help of the town's marshal and a leading merchant. Killings, barn burning, rustlings are unexplained as the small ranchers are driven away from their land, one way or the other. Only after he finds the reason; and who the mysterious boss is, does he have a chance, risking his own life, to solve the problem.

Dead Man's Cell Phone

Author: Sarah Ruhl


ISBN: 1458766306

Category: Drama

Page: 144

View: 3198


An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet caf. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man - with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man's Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative new comedy by playwright Sarah Ruhl, recipient of a MacArthur ''Genius'' Grant and Pulitzer Prize finalist for her play The Clean House. A work about how we memorialize the dead - and how that remembering changes us - it is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world. Sarah Ruhl's plays have been produced at theaters around the country, including Lincoln Center Theater, the Goodman Theatre, Arena Stage, South Coast Repertory, Yale Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, among others, and internationally. She is the recipient of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize (for The Clean House, 2004), the Helen Merrill Emerging Playwrights Award, and the Whiting Writers' Award. The Clean House was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2005. She is a member of 13P and New Dramatists.

A Dead Man in Tangier

Author: Michael Pearce

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 156947611X

Category: Fiction

Page: 223

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In politically fraught Morocco, Seymour investigates a puzzling murder.

A Dead Man in Trieste

Author: Michael Pearce

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 156947608X

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 8052


The churning politics of Trieste in 1906 provide the perfect backdrop for murder in the first in a series set in British embassies and consulates in the early 1900s featuring Special Branch officer Seymour. When the British consul goes missing, who’s responsible: the secret police, revolutionaries, or a mysterious lover?

Dead Man Blues

Jelly Roll Morton Way Out West

Author: Phil Pastras

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520236874

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 270

View: 8821


"It is hard to say which makes for the more compelling narrative: the life of jazz great Jelly Roll Morton or the detective work that Phil Pastras undertook in putting together this engaging book. Dead Man Blues tells both these tales admirably, drawing on a treasure-trove of previously unknown material. It is both an important contribution to jazz scholarship and a fascinating piece of storytelling."—Ted Gioia, author of The History of Jazz and West Coast Jazz "Meticulously researched, including primary source material recently uncovered by the author, Dead Man Blues is not only a masterfully written, definitive account of Jelly Roll Morton's west coast years, but also a penetrating psychological and social study of the man and the forces that drove and shaped him."—Steve Isoardi, co-author of Central Avenue Sounds "A must-read for all jazz aficionados."—Gerald Wilson "One of the best books ever written about Jelly Roll Morton."—Gerald Wiggins, jazz pianist

Dead Man's Gold

Author: Cameron Judd

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 1466803495

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 2746


In a remote mining camp in California's rugged Sierra Mountains, a small group of men, women, and children are weathering a slow winter—until a band of trigger-happy, whiskey-slugging thieves comes in search of stolen gold. But what these ruffians didn't count on is having to reckon with the Underhills in a fiery battle that will leave some six feet under...and others rich beyond their wildest dreams.

Dead Man's Map

Author: Marci Peschke,Tod Smith

Publisher: Capstone Classroom

ISBN: 159889921X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 105

View: 8281


Sophisticated fiction without reading obstacles.

Dead Man Leading

Author: V.S. Pritchett

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1448201837

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 9550


First published in 1937, this thrilling novel tells the story of an expedition by three Englishmen into the Brazilian jungle; a journey which turns into an obsessive quest for the truth behind a missionary's disappearance seventeen years earlier. The three men are each linked in different ways to the same woman in England, and her presence overshadows the whole narrative. At the centre of the expedition is Harry Johnson, the son of the missing missionary-a solitary explorer-hero who is obsessed by the woman, Lucy. Charles Wright, the leader of the expedition, is Lucy's step-father, and Gilbert Phillips, the journalist accompanying the party, was once her lover. In Dead Man Leading, a novel of rivalries and intense emotion set in a remote and exotic landscape, V. S. Pritchett examines the obscure motivation behind the explorer's passion for solitude and hardship and his flight from 'normal' life.

Dead Man at the Door

Author: Anthony Masters

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1448210232

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

View: 5722


Every night Gary wakes sweating with fear. Every night the dreams come. Gary does not know what the dreams mean. Who is the stranger who hammers at the door? Who is the baby whose cries can be heard? He and his family are newcomers to the Isle of Wight, but Gary is soon to find his life inextricably bound up with both the island and the supernatural. 'Masters evidently believes in giving his...readers more than thrills and spills' - Sunday Telegraph

A Dead Man's Chest

Author: Bruce Banta

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462872549

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

View: 5706


They killed Keith in the early afternoon, sending Davey running for his life. Both guided and misguided by the bewildering content of a taped message, Davey scrambles to fi nd his dead friends sea-chest and to discover its mysterious, lethal contents. He fi nds himself in a race with others who are after Keiths chest, people for whom abduction and torture are all in a days work. Forces on both sides of the law seem to want the contents of Keiths chest to stay buried, under bodies if necessary. While searching for Keiths sea-chest, Davey seeks within himself the courage and determination to follow the obscure, narrow, and treacherous path upon which Keith had set him, never knowing if its the path to safety or simply another dead end.